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I like to think of Pakku as my Sherlock Holmes, if Sherlock lacked the ability to make rational conclusions about his minute observations. Pakku’s fantastic with tracing the origin of things, but he’s rather terrible at putting those details together properly. Although, in this case, he IS half right. I’ll leave you to decide which half. 🙂
Besides, jumping to conclusions can often be good for a laugh! The first time I went to see Wicked (yes, I’ve seen it multiple times…) I decided I wanted to make my own dress for the occasion. I had some orange embroidered Chinese silk and some white satin, so I made a dress with the orange down the center that flared at the bottom into full skirts. Swoosh factor, you see. Very important. I even made Khan a matching tie out of the orange. However, parking was nearly impossible to find that night, so we had quite a walk between us and the show. Still, it was a lovely summer evening, and we had plenty of time.
As we walked down 16th Street Mall (an open-air “mall” for those of you unfamiliar with Denver) we saw quite the intimidating group approaching us. It was a family, every single one of them covered in black leather, spikes, and piercings. I remember (although, it may have been my imagination) their derisive scowls and sneers as they gazed at each person they passed. As Khan and I walked down the street towards them, me all in white and orange, I steeled myself for the force of their scorn. At last, we were side-by-side, and the mother of the group stopped walking, turning towards me. Internally I braced myself for impact. Here it comes…a horrible insult to ruin my otherwise lovely evening…
“Wow!” she said with a bright smile. “I LOVE your dress!”
I nearly tripped over my skirts in shock!
Have you ever jumped to the wrong conclusion about something or someone?
EDIT: I had a request for a picture of the dress. Here it is!